Bike Riding Lessons

Learning to ride a bike is an important milestone for a child to meet. Most children learn to ride a bike between the ages of 3-8 years with the average being 5 years. Children with decreased coordination may have difficulty learning to ride a bike on their own. Our highly trained occupational therapists will be offering bike riding lessons this summer. They will teach your child how to ride a bike with proper technique and form, with the highest level of safety skills. Call our office to enroll your child today! 

Parent Corner
Dyslexia/Reading Difficulties

If your child has difficulty learning to read, your child may have dyslexia.  It's important to get treatment (reading tutoring and speech therapy) early to help your child succeed. Here is some information about dyslexia. You can call our office to have a screening and have a free consultation.

Children are increasingly exposed to technology. So what does technology exposure mean for childhood development? Read this article for more information.

Summer Camps
Memphis Botanic Garden- Summer Camps 2019We conduct week-long day camps for age groups from 4 to 12 years. With themes ranging from "Mythbusters" and "I Heart Hooping," your child is sure to enjoy a wide variety of crafts and exploration.

Memphis College of Art- Summer 2019 Art CampMCA Community Education has art camps for any child ages 3 to 17, whatever their interest or skill level. 

Orpheum Summer Camp SeriesEach summer the Orpheum Theatre Group presents a variety of camps for students entering third grade to 2018 high school graduates. 

  Summer Fun at Shelby Farms ParkCamps at Shelby Farms Park encourage exploration, adventure and discovery through exciting hands-on activities for children in grades K-6!

For a list of more summer camps, check out the Memphis Parent's Summer Camp Guide 2019.

Summer Fine Motor Activities

Summer is a time for beaches, pools, sand, ice, lemonade, and backyard barbecues. But it's also a time for learning! Use these ideas to build fine motor skills in kids throughout the summer months so they are prepared to start writing in the fall. 

We're excited about summer!

The staff at JHA is excited about summertime! Our therapists here at JHA are in full swing! Summer is a good time to add extra therapy sessions for more intense treatment without the hustle and bustle of school schedules. 
We continue to offer:
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Feeding groups
  • Keyboarding group
  • Handwriting group
  • Bike riding lessons
  • Social groups
  • Language groups
  • ABA therapy
Please call our office at 901-328- 2110 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation and therapy sessions. JHA is open Monday-Saturday from 8am-6pm. We look forward to the opportunity to help new clients!

We offer a variety of social groups (ages 2 years-18 years), guaranteeing there will be one to meet all of your child's needs.  Children will learn techniques for improving their social skills within the group setting, while also putting these techniques to work through role-play, modeling, and forming friendships within the group. Call our office at 901-328-2110 to enroll your child or to find out more information about each group.

JHA Blog - Social Skills
Play makes memories for our children, and they learn through play.  These are the top six skills we target during social skills sessions.  
  1. Identifying and expressing emotions - "I feel ___ because ___"
  2. Following rules- card games, Uno, Go Fish
  3. Good listening skills -"Mother May I" and Simon Says
  4. Handling change (using a daily visual schedule, big/little problem, flexibility) incorporate small changes gradually
  5. Reading nonverbal communication - Charades, (acting out emotions)
  6. Theory of mind (thinking about others)
Read more on our latest blog, Just Play! Develop Social Skills at Home!
Janna Hacker & Associates 
3180 Professional Plaza  #101
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 328-2110